Even the calmest seas can very easily carve a hard rock.
How it sounds
As if you want to play Rock, but you express his toughness in Caribbean tempo.
It is essentially a coexistence of Rock, Reggae, and Ska or otherwise Rock with Calypso tempo
Why listen to it
Because it is cool and under this category, huge bands were created with a very big imprint in Rock music.
Because it sounds a bit outdated and you are surprised by this combination of seemingly opposite musical genres.
And because it is not quite “aggressive”.
Where we meet it
Jamaica, USA and United Kingdom
When did it start
The late 1970s
Who are the pioneers
Basically, the term was coined to describe some specific bands.
Such as: The Police, Sublime with Rome, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, Iration, The Dirty Heads, Rebelution, and 311.
Undoubtedly, however, The Police are considered pioneers of the genre.
You have to listen
Fishbone, Bad Brains, Men at Work, Natty Nation, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Big Mountain.
Days of glory
The early 1980s mainly with the success of The Police and Men at Work.
But there is a constant presence in the charts of bands of the genre.
Extremely beloved by the media.
Although with a strong political and social verse, in many cases it seems that their concern for the problems of the people stops at a beach bar or a beer.
What is it confused with
With Ska, Reggae, SkaPunk,
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
What Bob Marley plays, but with electric guitars.